Ways to have a good “classroom climate”

Got a fav? http://sph.washington.edu/gateway/classroom-climate.asp


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Why do I call that variable `clf`?

From the sklearn docs: “We call our estimator instance `clf`, as it is a classifier.” http://scikit-learn.org/stable/tutorial/basic/tutorial.html#learning-and-predicting

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GBD results on Hepatitis

It took a while, but we finally managed to put together all the GBD results on hepatitis: http://thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(16)30579-7/abstract

It has had some traction with the press: http://www.bbc.com/news/health-36717828

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Changing The Game for Girls in STEM

Actually not about games or “serious gaming”: http://www.techbridgegirls.org/index.php?id=277
A nice critique of the “leaky pipeline” metaphor in p. 12: http://online.fliphtml5.com/udnc/tezw/#p=12


Paid for by Chevron, so I guess they know more than most about pipelines…

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Update on Polio

Nice update on polio eradication efforts from Heidi Larson’s Vaccine Confidence Report: http://www.vaccineconfidence.org/is-the-big-switch-the-final-piece-in-the-polio-jigsaw/

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For future journal clubs

Improving the measurement of maternal mortality in Thailand using multiple data sources
Chandoevwit W, Phatchana P, Sirigomon K, Ieawsuwan K, Thungthong J, Ruangdej S
Population Health Metrics 2016, 14 :16 (4 May 2016)


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S Few on expressing proportions

Always makes me think: http://www.perceptualedge.com/articles/visual_business_intelligence/expressing_proportions.pdf

Not sure I agree so much with this edition, but I like that he is taking on those goofy unit charts (and I missed the Unit Charts are for Kids essay the first time around http://www.perceptualedge.com/articles/visual_business_intelligence/unit_charts_are_for_kids.pdf )

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